Nine Tech Companies Helping Build Renewably Powered Internet

by Vikas Vij
May 22, 2015 5:00 PM ET
Campaign: CSR Blogs


Technology companies have immense power either to push forward a renewable energy revolution, or to tie down the digital economy to traditional, polluting sources of power. The stakes in greening the Internet are high. If the Internet were a nation, its electricity demand would currently rank sixth.

Greenpeace recently released a report titled Clicking Clean: A Guide to Building the Green Internet, which identified technology companies that are leading the efforts to build a renewably powered Internet. The report said that Internet companies must work together to push electric utilities and policymakers to provide them with 100 percent renewable energy.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.